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Document Details


Title: Lt. Col. Billie Hughes
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on July 7, 1993, with Lt. Col. Billie Hughes of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. Hughes was born in Pearl River County, Mississippi. He grew up in Pike County, Mississippi. After working for the railroad industry, Hughes became a Mississippi highway patrolman in 1964. He served as a trooper during the height of racial tensions in Mississippi during the sixties
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohhughesbp.html
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hughes, Billie
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Transportation worker
Document date: 07-Jul-1993
Interviewer: Derr, Reid
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023585-25102